Story last updated at 3:23 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2002

Student News
Homer High School student Whitney Cushing won the Alaska Soil and Water Conservation District's annual Speech Contest for the Kenai Peninsula on Feb. 21. Students from Kenai Peninsula Borough School District middle and high schools competed before a panel of judges from the Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club. This year's theme was "Conservation vs. Preservation: What is the Difference?" Homer High School students Jennifer Poindexter placed second and Lilly Lane tied for third place with Homer Middle School student Hannah Harrison. Cushing presented his speech in Anchorage.

Montana State University, Bozeman, has offered Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) scholarships worth $20,000 over four years to the following students: Ingrid Abrahamson, Anchor Point, Jessica Eller, Matthew Ingels, Evgeny Olson and Colby Sander.

Levi F. Kilcher, Patrick O. Kinney and Logan E. Sander made the winter term honor roll at Oregon State University, Corvallis, for earning at least a 3.5 or better grade-point average.

Thanks to a grant from Wells Fargo Bank, the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies sponsors two $500 scholarships for students studying the natural sciences. One scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior from the lower Kenai Peninsula and the second is awarded to a student already attending a college or university. High school students should apply by Tuesday, April 30 and college students by Friday, May 31. Applications are available from counselors or from the CACS office on Lake Street. Call 235-6667.